‘Aladdin’ Star Linda Larkin Praises Jasmine’s ‘Spirit of Activism’

When actress Linda Larkin first read the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s 1992 animated movie “Aladdin,” it was both the similarities and contrasts to the studio’s previous damsels that attracted her to the part. “When I was a little girl, Cinderella was one of my princesses,” Larkin told me during a recent interview. “Cinderella […]

Continue Reading
Premiere Of The Weinstein Company's "Lee Daniels' The Butler" - After Party

‘The Butler’ Cast on Oprah, Oscar Winners and Burping

“Lee Daniels’ The Butler” offers a rare, Hollywood glimpse into African-American life during the height of the Civil Rights movement. The film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a character based on former White House butler Eugene Allen, who worked under eight presidents at the White House from 1952-1986. Throughout the movie, the quietly stoic […]

Continue Reading

Kurtwood Smith Built Career on ‘Dead Poets’ and Big Moments

One of the great things about Hollywood is that not everything that makes it to the big (or small) screen was originally meant to be there. From “Taxi Driver” to “The Shining” to “Midnight Cowboy,” some of the best moments in cinematic history are made up on the spot – completely unscripted, improvised and unexpected. […]

Continue Reading